Shooters compete in the 2013 Washington Outdoor Interational Championship, held at Tacoma Rifle and Revolver on September 7.
State championship titles in smallbore prone and 3-position are sanctioned by USA Shooting, the governing body for Olympic
shooting sports. Both state championships were won by Dan Lowe of Oympia.
Our Constitution provides that no law shall forbid us from keeping and bearing arms because of the necessity for a militia. We have a militia of a sort, but our greatest strength lies in the fact that so many of our people not only posess weapons but also understand their use, and above all they are prepared to defend themselves against any sudden attack by an enemy.
You will remember that we won our freedom because we were armed. We were not a simple peasantry unused to weapons. The men who wrote our Constitution knew our people would be safe as long as they were armed.
--Louis L'Amour, from The Lonesome Gods